SC 150 Forensic Science I

This course examines the collection, preservation, analysis and interpretation of physical evidence of various types, including forensic photography, latent fingerprints, foot prints, tire tracks, firearms identification, tool marks, glass fracture, questioned documents and ink identification. The function of the crime laboratory and the use of the criminalist as an expert witness will also be discussed. The course is designed to aid in the training of potential investigators and those interested in pursuing a forensic science career. It does not qualify the student as a criminalist. Criminal Justice A.S. students only. Prerequisite: High School Regents Chemistry or College Chemistry. Contact Hours: (3,2)